Carson City, NV (May 21, 2022) – In the pre-dawn hours of Friday, May 20th, one person was killed during a collision that caused one of the involved vehicles to overturn in Carson City.
According to sources, the fatal incident took place at about 5:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 580 near the exit ramp leading to College Parkway when a crash caused a Ford F-150 to roll off the roadway.
The victim was pronounced at the scene by emergency responders. They did not specifically state whether or not anyone else had been injured.
At this time, police believe that speed was a factor in the collision. The exact number of vehicles involved in the incident is unknown.
The exit ramp was closed off for several hours as police investigated and crews performed preliminary duties. No additional information has been made available.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.
This crash is under active police review.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Causes of Vehicle Rollovers in Nevada
After being injured in an overturned vehicle, a Nevada personal injury lawyer will conduct an investigation into the cause of the rollover. It is crucial to know what or who was responsible for your rollover crash in order to establish fault and who is liable for your injuries and damages.
The top three causes of vehicle rollover accidents in Nevada are:
- Speeding: Driving at high speeds, especially when attempting to make a sharp turn, can significantly increase your odds of experiencing a vehicle rollover. Data shows that the majority of rollover incidents take place when the vehicle is going more than 55 miles per hour. Vehicles that crash into one another at high speeds can tip to the side or overturn completely, leaving their occupants trapped inside, unable to escape. When a vehicle overturns, those inside could also be fully or partially ejected, an occurrence that almost always ends in catastrophic injuries.
- Driving While Distracted: Driving while distracted is very dangerous. It is also the leading cause of all kinds of vehicle crashes, including rollovers.
Common distracted driving behaviors in Nevada include:
- Sending texts
- Making phone calls
- Programming your satellite navigation
- Distractions caused by a passenger in the vehicle
- Distractions caused by an accident, the landscape, or something outside the vehicle
- Changing the radio station
- Tending to personal grooming
- Consuming food or drink
- Trying to reach something inside the vehicle
Any negligent driver behavior has the potential to cause a serious vehicle rollover crash.
- Driving While Intoxicated: A lot of fatal rollover collisions stem from drivers who are under the influence. The blood-alcohol level for a driver in Nevada is 0.08% with the exception of commercial drivers whose blood-alcohol level must not exceed 0.04%. Keep in mind that even one alcoholic drink can impair your coordination, judgment, vision, reasoning, and other actions that are critical to safe driving.
We will do everything we can to make sure that justice is served. Call (702) 423-3333 to speak with a member of our team of legal professionals about your potential case right away. Our Nevada vehicle rollover attorneys can be reached at any time.
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